Conundrum Sparkling Wine, $25
Celebrate spring with the pop of a cork? This debut release is a real showstopper, balancing Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay with Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Muscat Canelli. Drink with crunchy green stuff or stinky cheeses.
This is a serious spring sip, a blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. It develops beautifully in the glass, showing a range of fresh flowers, peaches and grapefruit. Serve it ice cold.
Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2014, $25
It’s fun to say “Nerello Mascalese,” Etna’s indigenous darling, and the Alta Mora is a gorgeous rendition of Sicily’s native son. Ordinarily, Nerello Mascalese is like drinking a fist—but this has a charming perfume and softness.
written by: Francis Fecteau